Tomato Lady

Age: 65+

Member since July 2016

I am semi-retired as a writer, author, teacher and horticulturist. I like to garden, teach others to garden, travel and visit with friends.

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Although I am retired I still teach classes on desert gardening and farming, I just limit my classes to the winter and early spring to allow myself time to travel when I feel like it.

I 'glamp' in a 22-foot Airstream Interstate. My first trip was 18,000 miles around the USA and Canada, which took 5 months. Now I am doing shorter trips back to places I really enjoyed.

There are wonderful fruits and vegetables growing here in my garden and I make them available here and sometimes at the Farmer's Market.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Before I retired I worked as a writer for a national magazine and I am still a consultant and public speaker on desert gardening. Retired real estate broker in California and Nevada and at one time I owned a graphic sign company. Very different careers but because I am "old" there was time to do them.

Tomato Lady's Pets

I have a 6-pound Yorkshire Terrier that is my companion. She isn't yappy and seldom woofs more than once . . . one woof to ask for a belly rub or food.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

I like to boondock anywhere there are friendly people, historical areas, shopping and craft fairs, lakes with trout. But since I travel alone I appreciate a good board game like Scrabble or a card game and good conversation.

Tomato Lady's Hometown

I live in Las Vegas, NV

Tomato Lady's Guest Details

Tomato Lady's Rig

Rig Type: Class B

22 feet long

I drive a 22-ft Airstream Interstate, and I sometimes have my motor scooter on a lift behind it. It is a "Class B" and does not have slide-outs. It is a tan and brown color which I refer to as the color of dirt. Some call this 'taupe.' My motor scooter is "taupe." I think it is a very pretty/classy rig, although small.

Tomato Lady's Travel Preferences

  • Travels with pets
  • Prefers an electric hookup
  • Needs to run a generator

Tomato Lady Has 1 Host Location

Sweet Tomato Test Garden

Las Vegas, NV, US
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Tomato Lady's References (21)

References from Guests (20)


October 2018

Wonderfull stay , great spot.

Leslie was very kind and helpful. She invites us to her lovely yard. We had a great experience,
Good locatie for seeing the town.


September 2018

Great people!

Awesome lady!


August 2018

Great stay!

Leslie was a fabulous host! We had an incredible time boondocking at her place. We went out with her for lunch and had a great time. She also gave us delicious tomatoes! =)


August 2018

Beautiful Gardens

Very hospitable and pleasant stay.
Thanks!! Nat and Lucas


July 2018

Great stay!!

She is lovely and had s lot to tell

Robert en Nelleke van Akkeren

June 2018

A hospitality place

We are welcomed by Lesly and she has our first thirst.
Thanks Robert and Nelleke


May 2018

Warm welcome and good drinks and chats

We had a wonderful time with Lesley. We talked, drank, watched a very exciting hockeygame in the casino and we got a wake up call with a good coffee. She even drove us to the strip. Wonderful and interesting host.


May 2018

Tomato Lady is great!

It was a very nice expérience to meet Leslie. She is a wonderful host. We spoke about gardening and road trips.She was so nice with our kids by letting them play tennis!
Thanks again.


May 2018

Wonderful time with great conversation

We stayed two nights in front of L‘s house but still felt very safe and welcome. We spent time together in the wonderful garden in the backyard and we are thankful for meeting L who is a great and interesting person. Thus, we can definitely recommend this place since L is also looking for new connections. To go to the Strip we took the bus which took us 45 min to get there (however 1,5h back).


April 2018

Sweet Spot

Tomato Lady is very sweet and generous; where else are you treated to morning coffee and offers to go out for dinner? We also enjoyed all the tid-bits of gardening information, and some fresh eggs! There was plenty of room to park our 19 foot R-pod and our towing vehicle.


April 2018

Wonderful garden oasis in the city.

We stayed a couple of nights in a safe neighbourhood with our host. Our time chatting over coffee in her lovely garden was a great way to spend time with our gracious host. Thanks!

Travelers Rest

February 2018

Great Stay With The Tomato Lady

Good friendly conversation, would highly recommend a stay here whenever in Vegas. Hope she can make it out our way we would love to host her........ - Travelers Rest


May 2017

Spectacular Host!

The Tomato Lady is an awesome host! Fun-loving, personable, smart, and a great fellow boondocker! We loved our stay at her place. Next time we are in Vegas we will definitely call on her again. Thank you so much!

German Family

May 2017

Green Oasis in Vegas

We stayed here for 2 nights and found a great place with a beautiful garden and just a 15-Minute Uber Ride away from the strip. L was a great and welcoming host and made us feel like at home.


April 2017

Very gracious host

We spent a delightful evening with our intriguing host. She very soon made us feel like friends. We look forward to returning her hospitality when she travels our way. Address easy to find and close to "the Strip".
Thank you for our pleasant sojourn.


April 2017

Very Nice Host, Warm and Caring, safe place for a female traveling along.

I stayed two nights parked in her driveway. She offered fresh eggs from her chickens for breakfast. Even allowed me to use her shower and plugged my trailer into her power. Awesome lady with interesting organic fruit and veggie beds in her yard. Nice to have a safe place while traveling along. Highly recommend.


March 2017

Very caring host

We had such a lovely time with Tomato Lady, really enjoyed her company. She is a very busy person but she took time out to share with us. We leave with fond memories of Vegas. Please keep in touch.


December 2016

Very Warm Host

We stayed 2 nights after having a tour of her garden/yard and learning about her gardening experiences. She not only allowed us to stay in her driveway but also allowed us to use her power. From her place it was easy to get down to the strip. Thank for the place to stay Leslie, hope to see you again in the future.


December 2016

A delightful host and a trouble free holiday in Las Vegas

I stayed two nights, parked in front of her house in the very heart of Las Vegas. Getting back and forth to the strip was easy and quick. The Tomato Lady is aptly named as she is an expert on gardening and very willing to share her ideas and expertise. I purchased some tomato seeds from her that are especially for producing tomatoes in the hot desert sun. Once again, the Boondockers have made RV travel for me (a single lady) an enjoyable and safe occurrence.


October 2016

extremely welcoming and friendly

Leslie is very friendly and incredibly welcoming lady, and not only allowed us to park in her driveway, but also very generously allowed us use of her power during our stay. As we are travelling with 10 m.o. baby Leslie also gave us a ride to downtown and to the Strip. THANK YOU LESLIE :*
Her spot was big enough for our 23 feet with slide rig. Access to her drive was very easy.

We were very pleased to be able to stay with Leslie during our time in the area and would not hesitate to stay there again in the future if the space is available!

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May 2018

Beautiful house, lovely host, AMAZING tomatoes!

We stayed with Leslie for 2 nights while we explored Vegas.
She was so accommodating and had many stories to tell - does great mimosas- and we enjoyed chatting on her back porch looking out at her amazing garden! She has the sweetest little Yorkshire terrier who we couldn’t stop cuddling! We were given a big bag of tomatoes before leaving and I can honestly say we devoured them all in the space of a few days.
Very grateful for Leslie’s hospitality!